Halibut is king among the flounder family. The fish can live up to 40 years and sometimes weigh up to 700 lbs and measure as long as 9 ft., though 50 pounds is the average weight. This firm, white-fleshed fish is widely available fresh and at its best from spring through mid-fall.
Halibut is prized for its delicate sweet flavor, snow-white color and firm flaky meat. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein and minerals, low in sodium, fat and calories and contains a minimum of bones. Halibut is very versatile in the kitchen, as well, with many recipes for baking, broiling, pan-frying, deep-frying, poaching or barbecuing.
Halibut weighing in at more than 100 pounds are often called “Whales”, “Soakers”, or even “Barn Doors”, while smaller halibut, less than 20 pounds, are often called “Chickens”
The crawfish production is looking great. We are now offering our Quality Grade as well as our Select Grade. Both are cleaned and packed in our 30lb sacks! In addition to live crawfish, domestic crawfish peeling houses are starting to peel crawfish meat this week, we expect to start seeing fresh crawfish tail meat very soon.
We have Fresh Crabmeat out of Mexico & Venezuela this week, which is available with good prices. Fresh Crab fingers are limited; they have been too small pack. Call your sales rep today to place an order.
Arctic Char is a unique strain of saltwater char sustainably farm-raised in Iceland. Often compared to salmon and trout, Arctic Char has a distinct, sweet buttery flavor and firm pink flesh that sets it apart from other fish on the market.
The availability on jumbo sized redfish (2.5-3lb) continues to be limited Extra Jumbo (3lb and up) are in decent supply and will be more available than the smaller sizes. Striped Bass is a great option this time of year as well.
Chilean Salmon prices are still up, but they are finally starting to maintain. No increase this week. North Sea Salmon and Canadian Salmon fillet pricing are still up, but holding steady. This is due to limited salmon in the market due to the Chilean Salmon shortage.
This E.U Certified Organic salmon is unlike any other farm raised salmon where it is raised in the open ocean of the Shetland Islands, and not in a Loch or Bay like other farms raised salmons. Its certified sustainable aquaculture methods are free from all antibiotics, hormones, & GMO, and its feed is certified organic and uses no synthetic coloring or pigments added.